Richard McManus

Richard Francis McManus, 87, died March 25, 2018, in Enumclaw.

Richard Francis McManus, 87, died March 25, 2018, in Enumclaw.

He was born April 20, 1930, in Gilman, Wisconsin, to Herbert and Angeline McManus. He grew up on a farm with 10 siblings in Wisconsin and moved to the Pacific Northwest in the 1950s to follow the booming logging industry. He married Frances Picaman in 1959 and they had three children. He spent much of his spare time following his children or grandchildren in their sporting events. He was awarded with a trophy for the “Most Dedicated Fan” for one of his grandkids’ soccer teams. He loved working with wood and made many of his family handmade jewelry boxes and supplied friends and family with bird and bat houses.

He is survived by son Padrick McManus of Enumclaw; daughters Bridgett Cerne (Joseph) of Ravensdale and Mercedes Heep (David) of Enumclaw; brother Herbert McManus; sisters Joan Michalski, Jean Gaffney, Patricia Illgen (Chuck) and Theodora Bernier; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances; brothers Clarence, Lawrence and James; and sister Viola and Betty.

A memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw.

Memorial donations may be made to the Enumclaw Fire Department, 1330 Wells St., Enumclaw, 98022 or Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1614 Farrelly St., Enumclaw, 98022.

All may sign his online guest book at

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